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've been up to 89.67. euro/yen, up if you recall, 1119.34 is where we stand at the moment. euro/dollar, 11.335 55, holding on to the gains that we have seen on that particular cross rates. we have industrial production coming out in under an hour's time. that's where we trade right in and out in europe. let bring you the first update of the day from asia. li sixuan is out of singapore. >> hi. thank you, ross. asian markets mostly in the green today. and the outperformer is still china's shanghai composite hitting a seven-month high. this after security regulators said beijing can't miss the quota for investment markets. if you recall, late last week, a top official tr china's signal said growth could come in at 7.7. surpassing beijing's target of 7.5%. sen second mainland stocks finished with .64%. over 15% after profit warnings. and the market is out of action today celebrating the coming of age day. mon tar policy does have an impact on the yen today. the japanese currency soft.ed to a the 1/2 year low against the greenback. we'll see how that market reacts when it comes back online tomo
. >> good to see you today. this survey up to multi month high necessary all four of the largest euro area countries, just in the rate of decline, easing in france, easing in spain, situation stabilizing in germany. what does that mean for investors? >> we get two flashes, we get the flash and the final. so not only are we getting an indication of the progression month to month, but we're getting this sort of update. so the market feels they have momentum. since july, really, it's the commitment from mario draghi to do whatever it takes to save the eurozone. the uncertainty that dominated the fist part of 2012 was all about what happens if the currency situation collapses. i think this positive momentum that we've begun to see in all the major indices, which is when i will they're showing below 50, this shows confidence is returning in both the manufacturing and services sector across the larger economy. it's telling us that the directional bias is the more positive one. people are committing further out in terms of their own anticipation expectations. so the detail, if you dig down into i
european partners with his euro skeptics commons. now, he is making a final grand gesture. >> watching televised images of amnestied convicts leaving prison as free citizens. the same people he says are responsible for his losing everything he worked so hard for. now he will be in debt for the rest of his life. >> i will tell you quite openly and with some bitterness i'm no friend of amnesty's like this. it is a sweeping amnesty that is not just affect small-time hoods. at least 120 really big fish who have thousands of victims. >> in the late 1990's, he had a house bill. he paid some 100,000 euros but only got a bear shell. the managers took the money out of the construction company and let it go bankrupt. he had to sink another $100,000 into finishing the house. but that was not all. he feels cheated by the bankruptcy trustee who required him to pay another $100,000 to free the house from bankruptcy. that ruined him. >> i have to come up with some 100,000 euros for the house every month. those are the installments i have to pay for another 15 or 20 years with interest on top. so ther
taken. >> another factor comes into the selection -- money. the models cost between 300 euros and 3000 euros per day depending on how in-demand they are. if another designer can offer more, he will lose out. >> money is what it is all about. we come to a fashion trade fair to find out how the clothes get from the cat look to the store. it looks like we may be a bit early. they are still setting up. here they are -- the clothes we saw during the casting. they are being displayed by the sales agent responsible for selling the close to retailers. she is already looking at stress. -- a bit stressed. she said she has things to organize, and mitchell is not there yet. >> we take a look around the trade fair. there were 900 brands there. all kinds of styles, and lots of eccentric fashion bases. these clothes will not be in stores until next winter. it is a paradise for fashion diehards. it is exciting even for us. >> as the fare gets going, more and more buyers arrive from small boutiques and department stores. melanie is showing off her work. >> this is a collection from a berlin designer. >
the euro touching a two week high in intraday trading and the u.s. dollar index posting slight gains after lawmakers approved a last minute fiscal cliff deal but the political showdown is far weeks away one of the best ways to make money in the currency market this year. liz: last week we had somebody who said buy the south african rand. we have a senior for ren currency strategist and they have got some ideas. before we get to your favorite picks let me tackle the dollar. every time we do quantitative easing, that tends to be dollar negative, very low rates. we don't have a strong dollar at the moment in trade, but what do you think about the u.s. to rar right now? nick, you first. a bit of a mixed picture. easing will be nech for the u.s. commodities and euro. so maybe the dollar will hold up against those currencies. david: chris, what about you, what do you think about the dollar. >> i have to be in agreement with our fellow guest there. when we look at the dollar specifically. we're here race to the base globally. specifically with the bank of japan and potentially later in the year w
in the yen's gain. this follows recent cautious remarks from cabinet ministers about a weak yen. the euro is higher against the yen. tokyo share prices are higher today. the nikkei average is at 106,872 106,872. market participants say the yen's pull back prompted investors to buy up export related issues. taking a look at other markets. south korea's kospi trading high up 1,979. in australia the benchmark is trading higher by three-fourths of a percent. the euro zone credit crisis is taking a heavy toll for passenger cars. car sales plunged to a 17 year low. new car saechles stood at 12 million units. it's the lowest since germany saw a decline of 3%. all u.s. european and japanese makers suffered declines. germany's volkswagen lost 1.6%. south korean makers were strong. kia motors saw a jump of 14%. that's the latest in business for this hour. here is a check on other markets. >>> japanese prime minister says he opposes any use. he's visiting vietnam on his first tour aboard. abe prime minister discussed territory disputes. they have disputes with china. the peace and stability in the s
tonight but it is still holding at 12991. eurostoxx 50. euro trading down $1.3194. >> secretary of state henry clinton in the hospital due to a blood clot from the concussion she's a reporter earlier this month. >> she is under observation and will be in the hospital at least until tuesday. she is 65 years old. she has stated that she will be stepping down next month. the egyptian pound continues to fall against the u.s. dollar despite financial authorities tried to hold it from sliding. mohamed morsi expects that it will stabilize. >> political turmoil has sent worried egyptian scrambling to change their currency into pounds and dollars. they are imposing controls on how much cash can physically be carried out of the country. >> the latest attempt to stabilize the currency has had little impact on it slide. beside reserves in its currency auction, the egyptian pound falling to a new low. the currency have been losing value since the unrest began. two major factors are a drop in tourism and in foreign investment. many egyptians fear their cash will continue to fall in value causing a run
is concerned about europe's debt crisis. it is calling for too much as 50 million euros in investment paid for by a tax on the wealthy. >> it would be an affordable contribution that would greatly help the people of europe. >> the unions know that the left of central liberal democrats support the plan. other parties will be hard to convince. >> in a moment, we will look back at the shipwreck a year ago. first, a look at headlines across the world. the berlin mayor has survived and a -- a vote of no- confidence. he has agreed to step down as head of the supervisory board. the greek parliament has approved tax hikes led to bring in an extra 2.5 billion year rose in the next 8 years. there is a new -- 2.5 billion euros in the next two years. clashes in the northern ireland capital of belfast continue. rocks and bombs were thrown at police who responded with water canyons -- water cannons. the process were against limiting the days been british flag flies outside city hall. there were more than 4000 people on board the costa cord ia when it crashed one year ago. many people are still coping wi
on the u.s. jobs data which is due out friday. the dollar against the yen 91.02 to 04. the euro is trading at a 33 month high against the yen. that's because worries over euro debt issues are receding. looking at other markets in the asia pacific region. south korea's kospi is down 19,019 19,057. toyota motor has announced another global recall. the problem this time is defective air bags and windows. toyota says it's calling in 1.3 million cars worldwide. they include corolla compact sedans between 2001 and 2004. the lexus luxury model between 2005 and 2011 at 385,000 units. the air bags may not inflate properly in reaction to electric signals from other signals and in the lexus, the front window wipers may not be properly secured and could get stuck. toyotaays it has received reports so far of 18 incidents of the air bag defect causing injury in the united states. i'll have more updates for you next hour. i'm going to leave you with a check on markets. >>> a controversial new u.s. movie about the hunt for osama bin laden will not be shown in pakistan. distributors there say they're worri
at your local suby today! subway. eat fresh. chance to take part in and not euro parade is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. the high school band was preparing for the time in the spotlight. the entry in the inaugural parade was ballou high school in southeast. practiced was paid for by an excited alumni. >> i am very excited. >> this is a good feeling. my first same being in an inauguration parade. this one was special. a great day, right? be excited, to right? >> after breakfast, time to suit up and rehearse. back at ballou high school, they went over the songs and got .heir uniforms lots of anticipation. they finished and headed to the buses. hours later, they made it to destination, pennsylvania avenue. ♪ to any school, it is special not euro parade. for ballou, it has happened twice. -- in an inaugural parade. , it has happened twice. >> they did a great job.
yielding 1.5%. as far as currency markets, the euro/dollar at 1.3277. couldn't sustain it over 1.34. some comments saying the euro exchange rate is dangerously high. stepping down, as head of the euro group. they'll decide the success on january 21. dollar/yen, 87.88. and aussie dollar is over 1.0540. we'll bring you up to date with events in asia. we have more from singapore. >> sure, thank you. those asian markets finished in the red. the nikkei suffered its worst daily showing in eight months despite upbeat machinery orders data for november. a rebound in the yen fueled profit-taking in exporters. shares of al nippon airways slipped 1.6% today. and some boeing suppliers such as the battery maker gu uasa tumbled. the shanghai composite pulled back .7% after hitting a 7.5-month high yesterday. developers continued to lose ground after strong gains since q4 last year. this despite talk of delaying the property tax reform due to insufficient planning and law making. >>> in hong kong all eyes on the chief executive's maiden policy speech with a focus on measures to tackle the housing crisis
news, we'll get to that. reaction to the economics in the euro, as you were. >> a reminder, europe can be somewhat close to zero this year, output same as last year, maybe down if we get a decent follow in from the states, maybe clawing back to zero. with the gap between the two, the divergence is the greatest that i've seen since the start of the euro in the '90s. so this is not improving. >> economic divergence is great. market performance is something entirely different. >> yeah. money has to go somewhere. investors, investors around the world are looking for yield. the u.s. investors are looking for yield most of all. they sell the dollar, they buy stuff with yield. this morning, if -- if italian government debt has more yield than other things, then apparently that's just the job. so the euro is likely to go up to 1.34 against the dollar in this move. dollar/yen higher, equities higher. a risk on morning without anybody overthinking it. >> exactly. with the yields being slightly lower than they were this morning as part of that move. the house of representatives passing a bill lat
higher on the bund yields. sannish yields back over the 5% mark. on the currency markets, euro/dollar is at 1.3361. dollar/yen pulling away from its nine-month highs at 88.70th at the moment, as well. that's where we stand in europe. sixuan has more for us from singapore in the asian session. >> sure. thank you, ross. asian markets were a bit of a mixed bag. the shanghai composite gained .6% after yesterday's 3% job. since then, numbers were boosted by china's top security official who said beijing could lift the quota for investors to invest in the mainland markets by as much as nine times. environmental stocks surged. aerospace stock took off on an upbeat industry outlook. the hang seng finished marginally in the red. oil majors and telcos were the market laggers. persisting weakness in the yen boosted exporters. meanwhile, in technology shares wait on south korea kospi ending lower with 1.2%. in australia, the asx 200 ended just a touch below the line. miners were weaker. more on that from our guest later in the show. back to you, ross. >> thanks for that, swish won. catch y
. on the currency markets, a bit on profit taking setting in there. we're now at 97.69. euro/dollar, we hit just below 1.30 on friday. we keep our eyes on those markets. meanwhile, the italian legend could be set for another twist after sylvia berlusconi's party announced it was close to announcing an alliance with the northern league which would mean that democrats let by pasani would be denied a majority of the senate and that would force them to make their own alliance. this after the weekend suggests monti would come third in the election with up to 15% of the vote. let's move back down to the desk and continue our discussion. we saw the declining yields since berlusconi left. well over 8%, actually. and now we're just at over 4%. how much is the fact that we may get an undecided election, what will that do for sentiment around italy? >> i agree that the risks to the rally we've seen in italian income. i think the biggest risks in the short-term are political risks. in the end, i think the election situation in italy is staying pretty much as we expected. we expect any party would achieve an
. cheryl: one of the things we look on a daily basis during the market hours is what the euro is doing versus the dollar. always surprised me that the euro never went below like a $1.22 or so against the dollar. now you have the pound. i know you don't like the pound. so i'm curious kind of how you're playing that over in europe right now. >> it's been very interesting. just a year ago, everybody thought that the euro was going dramatically lower, sub 120, 115. i think the major aspect to that is what was it in relation to? we were talking about it in relation to the dollar, and the fed kept on printing money. and the ecb in contrast really has not printed money. they are not injecting new funds into this, whereas what i think is going on with sterling, you know, they are going to probably be the brink of triple dip recession come this friday in the fourth quarter gdp figures. their economy is not doing very well. they will probably have to stimulate that economy going forward. and probably talk about further asset purchases out of them over the next couple of months. cheryl: i have pl
bankrupt. very soon if the entire country had gone bankrupt. due to the structure of the euro zone where countries without a central bank behind them needed -- bailout of the banks and where the banks needed to continue lending money to bankrupt states, -- there was a domino effect because of the banks that were untrustworthy and the untrustworthy countries that they were associated with. this was the point in which the european union refused to realistically look at the situation. they decided that it was better to act, that it was just a crisis of public debt, and they did not -- instead of accepting that they had a poorly designed a currency union, they decided to implement austerity packages to ponte economies that were on the brink of bankruptcy. securing their default, in this way they created a recession that was not necessary for us to have. and they insisted in doing. at the cost, at great human co cost. and at a terrible cost for democracy. ladies and gentlemen, understanding here before you today, and i'm very sorry, but i'm going to say but i have to say this, none of these l
of the health of the joint european currency, the euro. and whether, in fact, the european union as it has come to be known would remain with one of its largest members. prime minister david cameron earlier this week dropped a bomb that he was going to later in this parliamentary term in a couple of years put britain's continued membership in the european union to a vote. and right now the union is not very popular among british politicians. so perhaps feeling the heat at home, cameron is responding this way? >> and what about the relationship with angela merkel of germany who put a tremendous amount of her own personal credibility on the line to help prop up the currency? >> well, you know, britain has long brideeled-- bridled under the rules that accompany its membership in the european unionment and david cameron has been hinting that the price of staying might be negotiating a better deal for his country in some of the areas that the european union governs. >> well, angela merkel and other european politicians in response have said, wait a minute, britain can't work out os own special deal.
of the health of the joint european currency, the euro. and whether, in fact the european union as it has come to be known would remain with one of its largest members. prime minister david cameron earlier this week dropped a bomb that he was going to later in this parliamentary term in a couple of years put britain's continued membership in the european union to a vote. and right now the union is not very popular among british politicians. so perhaps feeling the heat at home cameron is responding this way? >> and what about the relationship with angela merkel of germany who put a tremendous amount of her own personal credibility on the line to help prop up the currency? >> well, you know britain has long brideeled-- bridled under the rules that accompany its membership in the european unionment and david cameron has been hinting that the price of staying might be negotiating a better deal for his country in some of the areas that the european union governs. >> well angela merkel and other european politicians in response have said, wait a minute britain can't work out os own special deal. the
central bank will take full action in coming months. let's take a look at the euro because earlier this tokyo it hit the highest level. let's take a look at other markets in the asia pacific. the kospi is trading down at 1,998. australia is trading higher at 4,728. u.s. president barack obama says republicans have to do what he calls the right thing on raising the debt ceiling. he says if they don't the u.s. faces a federal default and confusion in financial markets. >> the republicans can act responsibly and y amica' bills or put america through another economic crisis. >> obama says raising the debt limit is necessary for the government to meet its obligations. he said he's willing to compromise on cutting the budget deficit but not in exchange for increasing the debt ceiling. the u.s. government has reached a borrowing limit set by law but republicans continue to reject an increase without spending cuts in social security and other programs. now it's not the first time the u.s. has faced such a stand off. in the summer of 2011 the government and coness mained at odds over raisin
next policy meeting. more on that in just a few minutes. but the euro's also lower against the yen. the euro/yen currently changing hands at 117.74-76. taking a look at other markets in the asia pacific region, south korea's kospi, that's trading higher. up half a percent. 1,994. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index is up by 1/3 of a percent. 4,733. >>> well, policy makers at japan's central bank will discuss whether to take further money-boosting steps at a two-day meeting starting next week. they're apparently responding to the governments call for more powerful measures to tackle deflation and support the nation's recovery. a 2% inflation goal is expected to be included in a document to be exchanged between the bank of japan and the government. the b.o.j. policy makers are to show in writing how they plan to achieve the target requested by prime minister shinzo abe. now, it's likely to be a joint statement and not a legally binding policy accord that abe had originally sought. the aim is to maintain the central bank's independence. b.o.j. policy makers are conside
a boost to shares said that the dax is up by nearly 1%. euro stoxx 50 rising by about 0.75%. there have been some hints that the debt crisis might be solved and that many states are in a pretty good way. >> thanks for that. >> it is election year here in germany. this september, angela merkel will bid for another four years running the country, and this weekend, there's an early test for her coalition. >> ahead of that, merkel and her government have been touting their economic credentials today in parliament. their message -- while growth is slowing this year, germany has weathered the euro crisis pretty well. >> merkel is counting on that message winning the day both this weekend and in september, but the opposition has other ideas. >> with an important state election coming up this weekend in lower saxony, the campaign rhetoric is getting hotter. reporting on the condition of germany's economy, the economics minister was keen to take as much credit as possible for record employment numbers, rising income, and falling debt. >> it is no accident that our economy is in good shape. it is
1%. euro stoxx 50 rising by about 0.75%. there have been some hints that the debt crisis might be solved and that many states are in a pretty good way. >> thanks for that. >> it is election year here in germany. this september, angela merkel will bid for another four years running the country, and this weekend, there's an early test for her coalition. >> ahead of that, merkel and her government have been touting their economic credentials today in parliament. their message -- while growth is slowing this year, germany has weathered the euro crisis pretty well. >> merkel is counting on that message winning the day both this weekend and in september, but the opposition has other ideas. >> with an important state election coming up this weekend in lower saxony, the campaign rhetoric is getting hotter. reporting on the condition of germany's economy, the economics minister was keen to take as much credit as possible for record employment numbers, rising income, and falling debt. >> it is no accident that our economy is in good shape. it is no accident that new jobs are being create
. the euro hit the 118 level for the first time in 20 months. that pair is changing hands at 118.10 to 15. market participants say worries about the debt situation in the euro zone has eased due to positive comments on the regional economy from the european central bank president. let's see how this is affecting the stock market. the weaker yen is prompting export on stocks. let's take a look at how other markets in the asia pacific are performing. south korea's kospi trading modestly in the negative down about .10 of a percent. look likes a bit of a mixed picture today. over in the united states president obama had revealed his nomination for his treasury secretary. his chief of staff jack lew is poised to replace timothy geithner. >> over the years he's built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of both parties. jack has my complete trust. i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> mr. president, i look forward to continuing the challenges ahead. >> lew is 57 years old. he's well versed in financial policy. he served as director of the office o
will consider esm bonds an important investment asset. along with other euro denominated bonds issued by major european nations. >> the government plans to use the foreign currency bonds to continue to buying esm bonds. government officials see the moreover as a way to stabilize the european economy and discourage traders from receiving the safety of the yen in case debt problems worsen. >>> unemployment in the eurozone renewed record highs for four straight months in november. the jobless rate was especially high in the countries that continue to implement austerity measures. the eu statistics office announced unemployment in the zone stood at 11.8%. up 0.1 percentage points since october and highest since the euro was introduced in 1999. within the zone, spain showed the highest rate. it rose from 26.6% in spain. many young people out of work under half of those under 25 were jobless in the month. up 0.7 points since october. in portugal, unemployment stood at 16.3%. 14.6% in ireland. for greece, latest data up only to september. the jobless rate in that month, 26%. 0.7 percentage points hig
lotería del niño en españa celebran esto se hace el 6 de enero dio 840 millones de euro , pero se reduce en 20% por impuestos a premnios sobre 2500 euros . >> cada niño espers un regalo , en méxico muchos asumen papeles de reyes magos . >> tenemos más . >> este 6 de enero la ilusión no es fácil , los reyes magos hacen esfuerzo para hacer sueños de niños . >> que le pediste? . >> patines . >> que le dirias? . >> que muchas gracias por ellos y por los regalos . >> no hay niños que no se pongan contentos, sonrien cuándo abren el regalo . >> la esperanza también se hace realidad para decenas que poro razón no estuvieron en casa . >> que bueno que esrtan en recuperación y que los reyes magos se acordaron y pararon aquí dejaron regalos . >> estos niños se vieron frustrados por su pobreza . >> no les di nada porque tengo mala a mi mamá . >> pero hay gente que hizo la labor que por razones no cumplieron . >> aperndan como dios nos da nosotros también podemos dar . >> la tradición es recibir juguete en casa , miles no pierden la ilusión también aquí en la calle . >> en ciudad
of the european military system was for the euro and it was the work of franco-german relations. >> they paid tribute to the fallen of the first world war. germany and france would stand by one another. the current german and french leaders are hardly united in the struggle for stability of the european currency, but some say that is nothing new. >> there is one thing to take from 50 years since the treaty is that we do make a difference. but this is perhaps not the worst strategy for getting through the current crisis. >> for more, we have our correspondent from the parliamentary studios. franco-german relations have been put to the test over the last year. has it caused by problems to date? >> of course the two have had their cautious over the strategy meant in tackling the eurozone debt crisis. we know that merkel is very fond of talking about universality. the clashes have been stronger between other heads of government between france and germany in the past 30 years. it is so fundamental to the sense of their identity. any clashes will not seriously rock about. >> why not britain or any
to suit the euro but also to suit all of us as well. make the argument for a flexible, competitive euro, take the british people with you. >> south africa is looking at newark power for its future nuclear ended -- at nuclear power for its future and nuclear energy needs. >> the corzine were the original inhabitants of southern africa. for at least 2000 years, the hunted, herded, and gathered on the land and the sea. skeletons in the sand and evidence of what and where they ate. >> maybe they ate the food out of the jars. >> the land was seized by colonialists. under apartheid, their identity was further fracturing the proposal to build a nuclear power station here is unacceptable. >> they take our land. they are ready to take our identity away from us. everything we have got, they take away from us. now what is left for us is only -- >> these artifacts were all collected here. she and her husband, a traditional healer, are trying to preserve a culture they say is not respected. they do not have former first reform of first nation indigenous that as yet. -- they do not have formal first
at the dollar/yen. firmly at 90.96 to 98. we did see it touching 90 at one point. euro/yen, 122.44 to 49 as well there. the euro gaining against the yen as well. so that's going to be an interesting factor to see how that plays into today's markets as well. ai? >> what key data can we expect this week other than earnings reports? >> we're going to go through quite a few, but of course the perils due out on friday. also some manufacturing and housing data to two other key areas, which analysts will be looking at closely, the big drops numbers on friday. we'll see if we can retest that 11,000 level. ai, back to you. >> thanks a lot for that update, ramin. ramin mellegard from the tokyo stock exchange. ramin just mentioned jobs data, so let's see what's happening on the global scene this week. first on wednesday, the preliminary estimate for economic growth for september of 2012 will be released. they had released a q4 gdp from the first quarter. also the fomc will be opening up its meeting. as people around the world take measures to shore up their committees, they're looking to see what the fed w
% of those surveyed would prefer the uk to leave the euro. >> i should have said leave the european union. britain can't leave that monetary issue. we'll have plenty more on the relationship between britain and europe. for now, we can look at the relationship with markets. the euro stoxx 6700 is down about 0.4% today. not a done of differentiation. the biggest gainer, interestingly, is monti paschi. some of the airlines are struggling, too, on the back of ryan air's results. now take a look at what's happening across the bourses. we're seeing somewhat again of a trading pattern here after the last several trading sessions where it's not consistent. we'll get those up for you just as soon as we can. today, it's down pretty much across the board. the ibex shedding 0.12%. the cac 400.15% the. the xetra dax is also down 0.1%. the ftse 1100, same thing. pretty consistent story across these indexes here. it's a big week for earnings, too. in the meantime, let's take a look at the bond wall. it's been interesting, actually, to see the lack of action, lack of attention markets have been paying he
. >> japan is facing a $255 million euro loss for philips. >>> cutting a key interest rate by 25 basis point is the bank of india. >>> and the boj is keeping tune rate until there's a significant drop in unloimt. >>> and ahead of today's parliamentary hearing, italy's economic mip sister takes grilli takes center stage. >>> all right. reunited. back together. >> so nice. >> you know that song? >> i sang that to you the last time. we've had a couple of reunions and a series of time spent apart. >> how are things sthp. >> they are great here. how was davos? >> so far, gone, in the distant memory. don't worry about it for another year. plenty to worry about today, though. >> korea. >> on today's show, plenty of good stuff coming up. we're going to be in madrid as the prime minister is reportedly releasing a plan to relief some of the pain of austerity. >> then it's south korean steel giant posco reporting quarterly earnings today. we'll have the latest live from seoul at 10:15. and it's day one of the fomc meeting. economists are awaiting more clues from the stimulus program. we'll be live in n
in the euro? > > we are seeing a weak dollar, but also we are seeing some strength in the european markets. again, there was some news about spain, some concern about their gdp; but for the most part, i think that the overall consensus right now is just that things are looking up a little bit across the board for the most part. so, i think that optimism is spreading a little bit. we haven't really seen the dollar come off yet, but i want to point out while the euro is inching its way up to that $1.36 level, this is really just a test of upper levels that we saw last year. we need to see some follow- through, some conviction, before i am really buying into it. again, i think right now it is just a test of the upper extreme. > it's good to have your thoughts ben. thank you. > > thank you. the maker of the blackberry, the smartphone that once dominated the market but has since been replaced, has hopes for a comeback with the launch of a new line of phones. our cover story takes a look at immediate reaction to the phone and the dream. with all the i.t. and marketing flair we've come to expect
continues its weakening trend both against the dollar and the euro. right now we have dollar/yen at 88.12. the euro is at 115.444. triggers are selling the yen on speculation the bank of japan will take further monetary easing steps. >>> and that is going to wrap it up for biz tonight. let's check in now to see what's happening with the markets. ♪ >>> thousands of people waiting to go home. tons of debris waiting for disposal. vast tracks of land waiting to be restored. overcoming the challenges of japan's 2011 disaster won't be easy, but step by step people are moving forward. find out how on "the road ahead" every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time right here on "newsline." >>> the people who oversee nuclear safety in japan are still finding their feet. they got to work at the nuclear regulation authority in september after the government merged two other agencies. >> reporter: he is doing a job that has not been done before. he's the new chair of a new agency. he says he's committed to making decisions based on the evidence, something he says that was hard to do before the accident
for paris cac40 up by .50%. dollar and euro gaping further ground against the yen. the dollar/yen at 89.29. euro/yen at 119.28. traders are stepping up yen selling after japan's prime minister reaffirmed his resolve to set an inflation target of 2%. >>> well, business leaders from japan, china and south korea gathered in seoul has the three nations are about to start negotiations for a free trade deal. the meeting on thursday was organized by a seoul based secretary yacht that enhanced cooperation. several government officials and business people attended. >> translator: closer business ties will have a positive impact on the three nations politics and diplomatic relations. >> translator: we hope the business people gathered here will become the cornerstone for goodwill among the three nations through their strong friendship. >> jan japan, china and south korea declared last november they will begin talks for a free trade agreement working level negotiations are expected to start in the first half of this year. this participants echoed the view and voiced the importance of private secto
for paris cac 40 about a quarter percent higher. the dollar and euro are maintaining up ward momentum. dollar/yen is currently at 89.80. euro yen is changing hands at 119.96. the currency touched the 116 yen level at one stage during this week. the yen is facing selling pressures due to strong expectations that the bank of japan will ease credit further. >>> a japan based free phone and messaging service called line is spreading fast. company officials say the number of users topped 100 million on friday. pretty exciteed. the service via smartphones is provided by nhn a subsidiary of a south korean i.t. firm in japan. senior nh officials and employees got together at the company's headquarters on friday to celebrate the milestone. the service started in june of 2011. it took on lie 19 no, sir reach that 100 million mark. that's faster than facebook. nh officials say more than 40 million users are here in japan but the service is also very popular in south korea, taiwan and middle eastern countries. companies and public institutions are using the service for advertising and public rela
. if these companies are going to want an ever closer union as a result of the problems created by the euro, why should britain not want to take advantage of the changing your pandemic to give britain a chance to become more competitive? the changes going to happen. we want that changed to be a direction that suits the british people. >> i can see you gesticulating. did you want to come in? >> we have become competitive within the european union. germany has given the example, we were able to become competitive. we of a higher debt ratio the most of the member states in the eurozone. higher unemployment questions. this has nothing to do with the european union, other countries have shown that you can be successful within the european union. here we would like to cooperate with britain, as germans we would like to have them in, but to change the conditions of the treaty, we would do better through legislation. >> dr. fox, you are on the record as welcoming this speech, but some will question what is your welcoming. for starters, we do not know what the renegotiated union would look like. on the one hand
. will israel bomb iran and will the euro zone finally break apart? >>> then the fiscal cliff. the view from across the pond. how did our political process look from a perch overseas and what will it all mean for the u.s. economy and the global economy? >>> also, will this be india's awakening? the nation confronts its own dark corners after a despicable deadly act. i'll look at some parallels with america's recent tragic school shooting. >>> first, here's my take. the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is a small victory for sanity, but what it says about the future is somewhat bleak. washington will probably lurch from crisis to crisis kicking problems forward and placing band aids small solutions on those it does address. there will likely be no large-scale initiative on entitlement reform, energy policy, probably even immigration reform and this is the real worry. because beyond the self-inflicted crisis of the cliff and the forthcoming debt ceiling, the united states faces a much deeper challenge. for more than a decade now, for many decades by some measures, america's growth rates have slo
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the dollar. concern about the strength of the euro overall could be a threat. undercurrent to the u.s., which looks like to be a negative one. >> the big macro, everything out of japan, not so great. but the united states banking story, i think, is as you mentioned, carl, is it a real u.s. economy, what is the read on it. people are doing better. and this is a section that was terrifically performing in the s&p last year. and you could argue, wait a second, it's run ahead. but it's not selling off today. i thought people thought it would sell off. we're not getting that kind of judgment. >> a lot of up moves on the back of goldman sachs earnings. take a look at the financials. [ bell ringing ] >> taking a look at the open here. no surprise. oh, look, apple is higher by 1.9% in today's session. helping the nasdaq in an up trend. cutting apple to set to perform. a lot of the reasons we heard before, but apple will have bottomed, either yesterday, or today. calling the bottom in shares of apple. remember, on the way up, in september, they're worried about the impending pop on apple. making the m
cliff, is euro going to explode, so many covers of the euro bursting into flames. >> is japan going to get washington, d.c. into the sea or will this incredible debt burden just crush them? and the fact is that for the last four years, all of those risks, every single one has been overstated, overstated by people in the marketplace. emerging markets are actually much more unstable than that and yet. >> they are thought unstable. >> they are responsible to for two-third of the world's growth, about three quarte by e e of the decade, and yet these are countries that are much more volume tile, volatile and much more opaque. >> rose: let's talk about who they include, china, india, brazil, and turkey and -- >> some of them are doing reasonably well, some include the bricks but three of the bricks bricks are facing head wind greater than we have seen in the united states, not brazil, which is developing increasingly becoming more regularized but in the china and russia, and i go back to the beginning. >> ros the risk is what going to hpen to them? >> the risks are different for differen
prices this week, tle say that really when we look at it in terms of euros, we look at extreme weakness in the gold market here, down about 1.5% so far this week. even with the strength we have seen in the euros. that lets you know there is still some weakness here in the gold market. we are seeing profit taking pretty much across the board in metals complex. but another factor that may be contributing to the fact that we are seeing some weakness in gold is that traders are favoring platinum particularly this week going into 2013. looking at the white industrial metals as the place to be in really helping to supply hopefully create a rally that will continue for the next several months. back to you. >> thanks, sharon. rick santelli is tracking at the cme. we see the yield curve on the 30-year can be how are they doing today, ricky? >> this goes to the point. everyone is concerned if you are thinking rates aren't going up because they have. but they haven't really gotten traction at critical levels. so you look at one-week chart of everything. last week we closed at 109 and a 10 and yes
back to health in 2013. that did lead to a big spike in the euro, the euro with a 1% break, $1.32 versus the dollar. big news, as you can see, $1.32 as you can see on your screen for one euro. now, weak dollar, euro strength translates into an up day for gold. the precious metal rising more than 1%. that is about $20. there you go, up $20 and change. silver playing in this rally as you can see on the bottom of your screen, up a little more than 2% right now. well, last but certainly not least, take a look at oil. crude back near $94 a barrel, we're at $93.89 right now. big move on this one. it's all about china. oil imports rising more than 7% last month, offsetting the bearish demand picture in the u.s. inventories which are sitting right now at five-year highs. now let's get to our floor show, because we've got traders standing by at the new york stock exchange, the cme group and, of course, the nymex. jonathan is standing by at the new york stock exchange. all right, jonathan, talk to me about the move today that we're seeing. again, a lot of interest in the financials, top
. on the currency markets, euro/dollar, the euro has been up to 30-month highs against the swiss franc. trying to crawl back some gains. dollar/yen, 88.84. today the yen is a little weaker today on japanese reports minister's saying he was regretful his comments will be misinterpreted. aussie/dollar, 1.0517. we begin to focus on what's going on in rio. let's bring you up to speed with the rest of the news out of asia. li sixuan joins us for the first time out of singapore. >> thank you, ross. asian markets finished on a difficult note. the shanghai composite lost about 1% today, extending losses for the second day after krit swiss downgraded china life. the hang seng ending lower by a touch. no curbs were introduced by the executive yesterday. taiwan's taex is down over 1% led by technology shares. tsmc shares ended a touch higher before its results of announce wantme wantments. it posted a 32% jump meeting forecasts. but the company expects q1 revenue to fall due to seasonal factors. elsewhere, the nikkei is finished just a tap higher. sharp shares jumped over 7% on the back of tv joint ventu
long. euro/dollar, who cares about that one today? let's talk more about china. we'll head out to hong kong for in-depth analysis. intel giving investors the jitters with a disappointing forecast and a massive increase in capital spending. we'll look at those figures just after 10:20 central european time. 16 minutes later, we'll head out to bangor to talk to the ceo of wipro. >>> and the hostage crisis continues in algeria. we'll have the latest news right after the break. stay with us. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> welcome back to the program. a spokesman for the british foreign office says the uk government has received no words that the hostage crisis in algeria is over. most of the reports suggests dozens might have been killed during a rescue operation carried out
policy response generally to the european union, the euro project, i should say. we have the euro group separately meeting. we have this little issue of cypress. in terms of gdp, it's little. politically, though, it could be much more significant. tie this altogether for us. how important is an essential change of power in germany to these continued effort to resolve the crisis in cypress or other member states? >> i think the key issue is that germany is a big importer from spain, italy and the periphery. if the german numbers weaken, we'll see that later in a periphery. >> especially through spain. >> ultimately, this is really an economic story. the periphery are a lagging indicator of what's going on in germany. my concern is sooner or later, these peripheral equity may start to be under pressure again. what are your positions on debt? >> i think at this stage we're still comfortable with the core. the reason, there's probably another risk off take his. whatever the reason behind it, it tends to protect the periphery, not the core. for example, france continues to perform very, very
equities at a five-year high, the euro rallying so prices being lifted by this different influences. melissa: thanks for coming on. we have another truth even if it is not what you want to hear. he made it sound good even though it is bad news. lori: anybody can understand behind the price target. that is a given. it makes it a little bit easier to digest. melissa: it still does not ease how much you're paying at the pump. facebook fourth-quarter peak district of the downgrades roll in. if the company's strategy working? lori: and the drugmakers, the big pharma names. stocks getting beaten down. and competition from generic. but there is still reason to be optimistic. next. . ... melissa: time for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange and our own nicole petallides. what have you got. >> i'm looking at a market here that has been somewhat mixed. nasdaq is managing to squeeze out gains the dow dropped below 13,900. some names names weighing on the dow, united health care, bank of america. market breadth actually as i look at it, a
kellogg has disturbing job news from london tonight. >> the euro zone unemployment average reached all-time high of 11.8%. up from 11.7 in october. in country like italy, the situation is particularly dire. youth unemployment registered to 37%. >> here they are lined up with jobs accusation center. >> i don't have any trust in my country. absolutely not. no way out. we have our backs against the wall. either you leigh, if you stay here you are condemned. >> some blame the austerity measures that led to violence across the continent for aggravating the employment situation. greater unemployment comes diminished spending power so you get a vicious circle. still, despite the fact that improvements aren't happening quick enough. the leaders of the 27 countrys leaders from the different political parties learned to reach con ken sus. for example on banking union. >> the leaders have come together to change the system in ways they hope will not only stabilize the euro but lead to longer term growth. >> the euro zone need to do more to convince investors they are business friendly. unless it
of the euro currency. boy, we went from basically trading a 133, now to trading 131, and today is a big down day. one market that actually is getting a little bit of a breath, but nothing on the scale of what the dollar and some of the other currencies are gaining on the euro, the dollar/yen. the yen has improved marginally today. but we're still on 87 handle on the dollar versus the yen. you want to pay attention to foreign exchange. we still have some other data today. the minutes we'll get later will be scrutinized, especially considering, you know, federal reserve and how it figures into a post-cliff presealing debate. >> i'm glad you brought up the euro. dennis gartman did that earlier this morning and we didn't talk about it at the time. what do you think is happening? why has the euro turned around here? >> well, to me, i think that what the euro represents, or what the relationship between the euro and other currencies represent continues to be exaggerated by shifts in the ultimate dynamics of trying to score the economy. then you had in the big position growth that we've seen, and t
think germany has done what was necessary to al w allow -- to make it clear that the euro is here to stay, and that's been a tremendous relief for the markets. so calm has returned. the european banking system, the interbank market, has revived so there's a general sense of let's say almost euphoria that the crisis is over. i think that is somewhat premature. because the fundamental internal inconsistencies in the dis-tim have not been addressed, and actually, therefore, you face political dangers. the euro is transforming the european union into something very different from the original conception which was a voluntary association of equal states, and instead of that, the financial created a two-class system where the euro, the creditors and debtors and the creditors are in charge. the political situation i think is going to get worse. i think the next year, next two years perhaps, are going to be very cuffy if the european union survives forever. i don't think europe can live politically with are a situation where there's are a center, namely germany, and countries like italy a
, disappointing industrial production numbers in spain and the uk. but the euro is at a nine-month high this morning. we begin with the s&p, a five-year high. a lot riding on bank earnings. the report's not perfect. american express joining the list of financials that are cutting jobs. >>> best buy's troubles continue. they're not the only retailer under pressure this morning. jcpenney capping a bad week. >>> boeing under official view as a probe is taken on the plane. a cracked inshield and oil leak. >>> remember a cheaper iphone? a top apple executive said forget it. the company continues to focus on china. >>> we'll kick off with wells fargo, kicking off q4 results. the lending business came in a little bit lower than many analysts expecting. the numbers coming out after american express announced plans to cut 5,400 jobs and the s&p closed at fresh five-year highs. jim, it's been said, wfc, probably the most important report of the week. what kind of grade do we give it? >> the whisper was they weren't going to do this anyway. i don't know anyone would think they would -- people were
the fact that the euro crisis has calmed to the point that investment is possible again in troubled countries. >> in a global economy the face of companies like schuler is tied to markets throughout the world. for now the mechanical engineers say that they can count on strong demands, especially from china. >> if i don't think we have reason to be pessimistic. businesses always connected to psychology. i think that lots of german companies are in a very good position and the demand for many products, in the machine and equipment area, is extremely high and it will remain so. >> german engineering firms head into the new year with confidence a sign the job market will remain stable in the months ahead. >> if you are looking ahead with optimism to the new year you are not alone. pope benedict predicts peace will prevail in 2013. >> the pontiff made his upbeat forecast to mark the catholic church's world day of peace. he was convinced of humanity's capacity to live without conflict despite the inequality and terrorism afflicting many parts of the world. >> yeah. there is one such confl
up closer to that magic 8000 market today. eurostoxx50 surged 1/3%. >> the euro is going for $1 u.s. 58. -- $1.3058. >> the free democrats are struggling. they're holding their annual meeting this weekend. they're under pressure to come up with something good. many in the party are skeptical that he house what it takes. they could very well crash out of the german parliament later this year for the first time. where exactly are they hiding? let's find out from our political correspondent. some blame their woes on this worsening. is that fair? >> they have not exactly prospered under his leadership. since it became party chairman a year-and-a-half ago, they have been booted out of four of the 16 state parliaments. polling figures are languishing below 5% meaning they would not get back into parliament in the upcoming election. whether he should bear all the blame for that, it is unclear, but many believe the party would be more attractive if they had a different leader. there was an opinion poll showing that he could possibly be replaced by a party veteran. >> what will happen up t
n que hacerlos comprando sus euros. >> > ellos están carolina del con la condicon medica de hugo chavez. >> > de estár negóciando sectores están en esyo . >>> no están consolidando el poder y que saben que están represetando el valor y tiene mucho poder economico . >> >eestán con el conocímiento y están mateniendo el problema y por su parte dios , . >>> están con un trato haciendolo ver frente a washington están en el gobierno de la habana. >>> ellos han atacado y ambos por la parte de narco trafico y otros por china rusia y estos representanm a los estados unidos. >>> como crees que lo veran ellos?. >> > lo veran bien porque al reino cubano lo único que le interésa es el reino venezolano. aumenta la preocupación de los padres porque sacan alimentos de la casa para hacwer juegos peligrosos. >> > esté es un juego que los participante s se llenna la boca para decir una frase y esto a provocado la muerte. >> > ellos sienten esos sentimientos y es lo que ue buscan . >> > mucho temor porque etengo 2 adolescentes que corren mucho riesgo . > >> si usan la nuez moscada es el m
is basically a crisis connected to the governments of the euro system that has hit some countries for some reasons. somewhat we were hit because of the sins of our past. we have been having -- we have had a relatively a sizable but stable debt for a long time, but the point is it's very manageable. we are reducing it pretty fast, very fast indeed, and also to reassure the investors if you put together the net household wealth of italians as compared to the debt of the government and the companies the ratio is three to one, so it's a matter of redistribution somehow. italians thanks to god are a wealtdy people and the matter is how we can put things into order in our household but definitely italy is a major stable solid economy, and once -- already there are signs of strong improvement. once this crisis is over we will definitely flex the muscles. please. >> [inaudible] are you planning show case any important architects and designers in this year of italian culture? >> definitely. i mean in san francisco there's a wonderful san francisco design week, so we will have an italian design
major challenges confronting us today. first, the problems in the euro zone are driving fundamental change in europe. second, there is a crisis of european competitiveness as other nations across the world sort ahead. and third, there is a gap between the eu and its citizens which has grown dramatically in recent years. and which represents a lack of democratic accountability in consent that is, yes, felt particularly acutely here in britain. if we don't address these challenges, the danger is that europe will fail and the british people will drift towards the exit. i do not want that to happen. i want the european union to be a success. and i want a relationship between britain and the european union that keeps us in it. that is why i am here today. to acknowledge the nature of the challenges we face, and to set out how i believe the european union should respond to them. and to explain what i want to achieve for britain and its place within the european union. so let me start with the nature of the challenges we face. first, the euro zone. the future shape of europe is being forge
development, and them you've got drawing a line in the sand doing whatever it takes to defend the euro, and to me, that was a game changer. not too many game change everies, but when he said that over the summer, hey, think about putting money to work in italian bonds. they have attractive yields particularly relative to treasuries, and poland, it's got an attractive yield, a strong currency out there. not as attractive as italy right now, but there's money allocated to it. david: jack, when you talk about italy, poland, and mexican bonds, i used to cover mexico in the 80s, and 90s, and i remember defaults there. to me, it sounds more like junk bonds than fixed income? >> well, you know, i make the comment that, you know, they are not your father's emerging markets. there's been a huge development over the last ten years or so in the the developing world right now, and mexico is a classic example of that. david: i have to challenge you, jack. >> sure. david: mexico had terrible crisis with the drug war, and that eventually effects investments in mexico of the there's a lot of developme
, the euro, we should note, is hitting 11-month highs against the u.s. dollar. marginal changes on a percentage basis. a road map this morning starts off with apple. even more doubts about the demand for the iphone 5 sending shares below. >> did you see your paycheck on friday? the payroll tax hike obviously kicking in for many americans. felt like a pay cut. will this be a temporary shock or a headwind as stocks hover at five-year highs. >> ubs achoirs tnt after a commission throws up road blocks. >>> to the top story. in the pre-market, we've seen apple shares fall below $500 for the first time in 11 months. the tech giant has cut its orders for iphone 5 components because of weaker than expected demands. screen orders for january to march quarter have fallen about half. the company had planned to order. apple said to cut orders for components other than screens. now, jim, we've had sort of this concern about demand for the iphone 5. i think last week when deutsche bank came out with the note from the japanese team, specifically citing this very issue, that's when the concerns
about? >> yeah. it was guilts. booms also going. the dollar, $1.33 verse you the euro and 88 on the yen. finally, gold was up significantly yesterday. it's falling back a little today, down about four points. >>> now time for the global markets report. ross westgate standing by in london. mr. westgate, how are you this morning? >> hey. we're good. thanks very much. as you just saw joe point out, softer here. we have bounced off the session low a short while ago. and the german economics ministry talking about the forecasts for germany, as well. just helping us bounce off that primarily, saying, yes, we've had a weak fourth quarter. will be weak at the beginning of the year. they're expecting a much stronger rebound toward the end of 2013. so the footse 100 was down .5, currently down .3. down .3 for the xetera dax, down .1 as is the french market, ibex down .3%. the euro/dollar, we had an interview with ewald nowotny, the austrian central bank governor. member of the ecb governing council, as well. you see the spike -- we had the session chart, what i was looking for. you would have see
to improve the country's flagging economy. now, the euro's trading lower against the yen, as many players expect few moves from the european central bank. its policy makers are scheduled to meet thursday. euro/yen, 113.92-97. >>> looking at other markets in the asia pacific, south korea's kospi is trading modestly higher. 1,999 at the moment. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index is trading higher by .4%. 4,710. >>> well, the world's largest consumer electronics show has opened in las vegas. crowds are gathering around ultra high-definition tvs. >> welcome to las vegas. >> more than 3,000 companies are showcasing their latest products at the consumer electronics show. they're shoelg off 4k tvs. the screens have four times the resolution of conventional high definition images. south korea's samsung electronics is the world's largest tv maker. people there have unveiled 85-inch and even 110-inch models. their tvs provide smooth streaming of online videos and voice-operated channel selection. sony has been selling 4k tvs since last year. the japanese electronics maker is the fi
but surely the euro is heading higher. why is that larry? > > we saw at the euro drop so much, and obviously europe was dealing with so many problems, things don't - markets expecially - don't move forever, and i think this is just a recovery. had a whole lot of people short, and some of those shorts are starting to pop out. and the higher the market goes, the more shorts will come out of it. > good to have you on the show. that's larry levin of trading advantage. > > thank you. in our cover story, bank deals here and across the pond. bank of america is among ten banks that reached agreements with federal regulators over foreclosure abuses. the settlement includes billions of cash payments to borrowers who suffered foreclosures or are in danger of losing their homes. the settlement resolves the so- called robo-signing scandal - the hasty process by which banks approved foreclosures. banks involved include bank of america, citigroup, wells fargo, jp morgan chase and six others. "bank of america, or really countrywide, was not being as careful as they should have been in looking at the documen
at these levels. >> beeks? >> no! >> i tell you, one of the strongest currencies out there is the euro right now. i still like it. above 135, especially fxe, your etf. >> thank you so much for watching. see you tomorrow, 9:00 a.m. "squawk on the street." back here again at 5:00 for more "fast money." don't go anywhere. "mad money" with jim cramer starts right now. launch. ""mad money"" starts right now. >>> i'm jim cramer. welcome to my world. >> you need to get in the game. >> firms are going to go out of business, and he's nuts. they're nuts. they know nothing. >> i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. >> "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. >>> hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends. i'm just trying to help you make a little money. my job isn't just to entertain but to teach you. call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. the dow jones average is just a stone's throw from 14,000. headed to its all time high that we reached five years ago. the index which rallied 72 po t points nasdaq 52.2% is in rare territory for certain. yet the
worried about the euro, the fiscal cliff, saw it as a safe currency. with the rest of the world stabilizing everyone's looking at the u.k.'s underlying fundamentals, no growth, lack of competitiveness, banks talking about weaker sterling. sterling looks vulnerable. >> what happens with the government's finances? the ocd's come out said public spending for 2012, 49% of gdp. it was 49.6% 2011. it was supposed to go down, it went up. >> the gdp numbers were much weaker than expected. we thought there would be a decent recovery in activity. it's than public spending overshot, it's that gdp has undershot. from the ratio point of view you've ended up with a higher level of public spending. >> when you talk it weakness in sterling, what is hsbc saying -- >> against 1.8150. not a huge fall but sterling is one of the weakest of the -- generally soft currencies over the next few months. >> before you go, let's move away from the u.k. just give us your -- your general view of how 2013's going to shape out on a global economy. >> it's a great rotation in the sense that i think we'll see a d
coming in stronger in the real star here. the euro topping 135 for the first time since april 2010. and strengthening even more after the gdp release. overnight in iasia, the nikkei p from 2010. the road map starts with the markets. today may be the day some milestones are hit. we're just about 2% away from dow 14,000. a level we have not traded above since october 17th, 2007. the s&p 500 less than 4% below its october '07 record high. can the bulls overcome the news of the surprise contraction in gdp. >> anticipation building, at least certainly here for research in motion. that being the blackberry 10, will it be enough to sustain the run. we'll take a look. >> amazon shares rocketing higher this morning. investors looking past the revenue and weak guidance, focusing instead on the gains in operating in gross margins. shares are set to open at record highs. >> look at chesapeakchesapeake,d of directors announcing the founder retiring in april. >> we do begin with a stunning gdp report. the economy contracted to 0.1% in the fourth quarter. first decline since 2009. this as we rema
. we have to grow profitably, jim. >> right. >> if you look at our revenues, we report in euros, but i'll give you round numbers in dollars. we're over a $20 billion u.s. software company. we're delivering much more than $5.5 billion in profit. so the company has to grow profitably. most importantly, though, we want to focus on the customer. if we can have the users of our technology love us, we'll reach the 1 billion users by 2015. we'll be a greater than 20 billion euro software company which is somewhere closer to $30 billion. and that 35% operating margin so we deliver a lot of flow through to shareholders. this is who we are. profitable revenue growth driven by customer innovation, it is all about winning for the customer. >> you've also tapped in -- i've been trying to figure out ever since i heard it on the intel call how to make money off the tablet, which is the phone and the tablet. you guys have figured it out. >> our big idea is to be device agnostic. so all the devices are supported by -- >> you don't care. >> it's all good. >> samsung -- >> it's all good. we want to run b
europe, having exposure to the currency, i have exposure to the euro, for a reason, is that i want -- i don't like the fact that we have twice the deficit that europe has. >> right. >> you hear a lot of bad press about europe but europe has a deficit and i want to be exposed to the euro. mostly because i think that the policies of the federal reserve is identical to those of european central bank and euro has been doing very well. and i think, i smell, everybody is bearish on something. but the story doesn't match the numbers. >> bob pisani, good to see you again. in the 2008 crash, is risk in your opinion still underpriced. and if it is, how do you explain to people to protect themselves? >> unless people have been burned, you can't convince them to get protected. and tail risks have traditionally been cheap depending on which tail. and what people fail to understand is that owning tail protection allows me to take risk elsewhere. it is not like what i spend on the tail is the overall package. it is very favorable when you have equities more attractive than bonds and other things. you
are not free. the cost 2.85 euros per day to use it. but it is growing very popular. >> on the issue of bikes and transit, in the u.s., a traditionally we have seen by? -- traditionally we have seen bicycle racks. we cannot really see that in europe. is it because of the size of the city? >> i think honestly, it would not be possible to do that in copenhagen is there are so many cyclists which would try to use that service. i think the system would break down. you could do it if you had few cyclists, i guess. we have examples of areas in denmark we have that system, but that is not in the dense areas. >> my name is neil. i am with the san francisco planning department. i wanted to go back to your goal of mass cycling and how to speak forcefully about the boards of providing infrastructure that matches the needs of everyone that you would like to see cycling. he would say there is a fundamental disconnect between stating that goal and not providing that infrastructure. i want your opinion on the second topic that we touched on today, which there was a slide in the presentation, carrots and whi
. the whole effort to put the chicano or indigenous woman's experience on center stage is, in itself, for euro-american theaters, a radical position. because of the state of theater, it is a hard roll to hold up in institution. it is a hard road. i am looking at where we are 25
. oil dipped below $93 a barrel this morning on news that the euro zone unemployment is at its highest level since 1999. satellite tv provider dish network made a bid for clearwire despite the current deal to sell it self to sprint. speculation is swirling that a new cheeper version of apple's iphone may be in the works as the company struggle tolls regain ground in the smartphone wars. the "wall street journal" reports a plastic shell could replace a pricier aluminum casing that it has right now. 14% of world wide smartphone shipments came from apple compared to samsung's 31%. fisher price is recalling about 800,000 rock and play sleepers due to the risk of mold exposure. early birds will have to wait for their tax returns this year. the irs announced it will not begin taking 2012 filings until january 30th, more than a week later than usual. that's due to delays tied to the fiscal cliff deal. meanwhile, you may have heard about an idea getting some currency shall we say online that could solve the nation's latest fiscal crisis, the debt ceiling. a white house petition to mint trillio
, and it is lower. as for the euro against the dollar, it is declining. >> when we come back after a short break, the small town in eastern germany that has declared war on the far right npd, as they try to gain a foothold there. >> that and more after the break. >> stay with us. >> thanks for staying with us. >> welcome back. we begin with the story of a small town in eastern germany that has seen the far right npd party convince many residents to give it its support. some have organized to resist that. >> and they have been recognized by germany's jewish community. the group emerged to resist the influence of the neo-nazi npd. the npd set up major headquarters in the town several years ago. >> the party quickly turned into a powerful force. here is a story of how locals who objected organized. >> pretty houses and clean streets. it looks idyllic, but appearances can deceive. there's no industry, and there are few jobs. many young people have moved away. yet, one group is moving in in increasing numbers -- right wing extremists from western germany. leaders of the far right npd party have chose
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